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First Light - First Light (1978) [Reissue 2022]

Posted By: gribovar
First Light - First Light (1978) [Reissue 2022]

First Light - First Light (1978) [Reissue 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Paisley Press (PP 156)

First Light were a concoction of mid-70's jazz-rock, jazz-fusion and progressive rock with prominent and proficient interplay between the sax, electric piano and the electric guitar with the occasional moog lead similar to other Aussie bands Mackenzie Theory and Crossfire. Their music was predominantly instrumental. Their one and only album was privately released on the M.F.S. label, which had been based out of the Music Farm Studios in Coorabell, Northern NSW. First Light consisted of most notably, Ron Carpenter on drums and mellotron, who was the main composer for Australian prog-rock band Aleph, and drummed for AC/DC at one point in time. John Gray and Harry Freeman were also in the progressive rock band Aeon.

Segun Akinola - Doctor Who Series 13 - Flux (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Segun Akinola - Doctor Who Series 13 - Flux (2022)

Segun Akinola - Doctor Who Series 13 - Flux (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:31:24 | 654 / 347 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Virgin Music UK LAS (S&D)

The soundtrack work of British-Nigerian composer Segun Akinola has graced numerous high-profile BBC shows with his eloquently composed pieces, and he scored the 2018 Jodie Whittaker-fronted Doctor Who. Growing up with a love of music and movies, Akinola learned the piano and drums as a youngster before realizing his dream of being able to combine his love of both mediums. An alumnus of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the National Film and Television School, where he completed an MA in Composing for Film and Television, Akinola started to make a name for himself scoring various short films and documentaries.

Joby Burgess - A Percussionist's Songbook (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Joby Burgess - A Percussionist's Songbook (2022)

Joby Burgess - A Percussionist's Songbook (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:51:42
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

“Percussionist extraordinaire Joby Burgess” returns with his fifth album on Signum Records, “A Percussionist’s Songbook” – a collection of specially commissioned ‘songs without words’ from John Metcalfe, Tunde Jegede, Dario Marianelli, Yazz Ahmed, Graham Fitkin, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gabriel Prokofiev. Scored for an arsenal of pitched percussion and electronics the songbook is inspired by texts ranging from the poetry of Robert Graves and Birago Diop to novels by Michael Ondaatje and Isaac Asimov; American philosopher Michael Sandel, songwriter Peter Gabriel, United Nation population growth statistics and Saudi Arabian folk tales.

VA - Intimate Chopin (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
VA - Intimate Chopin (2022)

VA - Intimate Chopin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 334 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:56:05
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Not very forthcoming as a person, Chopin reserved for the piano alone the secret – rather than the confidences or confessions – of his inner being. It is as if the piano were his double, resonating in harmony with his sensibility and receiving his feelings, his impressions, even his hallucinations.

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet - Onslow: Piano Quintets, Op. 70 & Op.76 (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet - Onslow: Piano Quintets, Op. 70 & Op.76 (2022)

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet - Onslow: Piano Quintets, Op. 70 & Op.76 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 58:48 | 264 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

George Onslow’s (1784-1853) grandfather was the first Earl of Onslow. Onslow’s father had been forced to leave England after a family scandal and had continued his life as a nobleman in France. George was born there and grew up in the magnificent castle of Chalendrat in Clermont-Ferrand, where he followed his father as lord of the manor. At the age of 22 he discovered the operas of Mehul and decided then that music was his vocation. Onslow combined this double life of composer and chatelain in Auvergne, but in the winter season he appeared frequently in Parisian musical circles, where he met composers such as Meyerbeer, Rossini, and Donizetti, alongside the salons where Liszt and Chopin presented their romantic bravura piano music. Onslow’s musical style was very different from that of his colleagues. With his strict classical style, he was unique in Paris, concentrating on instrumental works, primarily chamber music, earning him the nickname, "French Beethoven". Schumann described Onslow’s quartets as worthy successors to those by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Philharmonix - The Vienna Berlin Music Club Volume 3 (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Philharmonix - The Vienna Berlin Music Club Volume 3 (2022)

Philharmonix - The Vienna Berlin Music Club Volume 3 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 61:09 | 265 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music GmbH

The third album of the Philharmonix reflects the musical range of the ensemble. 13 new compositions and arrangements move through all musical genres, from classical to swing and folk music to pop. A "Requiem for Falco" as a tribute to the tragically deceased Austrian pop legend, together with an artful arrangement of Richard Strauss' "Dance of Salome," forms the centerpiece of the album

Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)

Il Convito, Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR162 | Time: 01:13:33

Overshadowed by his father, Johann Sebastian, and his brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian, the music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach provides a bridge between the high art of the first and expressive tendencies of Sturm und Drang. His Harpsichord Concertos, as performed here by Maude Gratton [of the Ricercar Consort] and Il Convito, offer a very successful synthesis of these two trends.

Charlie Byrd - Byrd By The Sea (1974) [Reissue 2000]

Posted By: gribovar
Charlie Byrd - Byrd By The Sea (1974) [Reissue 2000]

Charlie Byrd - Byrd By The Sea (1974) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 350 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (00025218245722)

Mild, smooth trio date with Byrd playing light jazz, occasional Afro-Latin, and even a mock classical number, backed by bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Bertell Knox. This sometimes comes close to, but never becomes, mood music. The 2000 reissue approximately doubles the length of the original release with seven previously unissued tracks (none alternate versions) cut at the same live sessions. The extra material is stylistically consistent with the rest of the disc, encompassing pop ("The Way We Were"), classic jazz ("It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), Vivaldi's "Concerto in G," and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation."

Sara Bareilles - Into The Woods (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Sara Bareilles - Into The Woods (2022)

Sara Bareilles - Into The Woods (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | | 379 / 170 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Craft Recordings

Today Concord Theatricals / Craft Recordings announced that the cast recording of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of the New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods will be released on September 30 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide. The CD will be released on December 2, followed by vinyl on March 17, 2023.

Davina Clarke, Mary Bevan - Sweet Stillness (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Davina Clarke, Mary Bevan - Sweet Stillness (2022)

Davina Clarke, Mary Bevan - Sweet Stillness (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:06:57 | 389 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: VOCES8 Records

Soprano Mary Bevan is among the most versatile figures on the British operatic scene, with a repertory stretching from Monteverdi to contemporary premieres. She has a bent toward comic opera and has appeared several times in operettas by Gilbert & Sullivan. Bevan was born in Hertford in southeast England in 1985 into a musical family: her siblings Sophie Bevan and Benjamin Bevan are both successful vocal soloists, and their father, David Bevan, was a conductor.

Count Basie - Hits & Rarities (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Count Basie - Hits & Rarities (2022)

Count Basie - Hits & Rarities (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 612 MB
4:17:47 | Jazz | Label: UMG

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on jazz.

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Haydn, Wagner, Tchaikovsky (2010)

Posted By: ArlegZ
50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Haydn, Wagner, Tchaikovsky (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Haydn, Wagner, Tchaikovsky (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Gb | Total time: 02:30:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1960-2009

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time. Concerts (five out of ten are first-time releases): with Abbado, Bernstein, B hm, Boulez, Karajan, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Solti. Soloists include Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jessye Norman.

Martin Roscoe, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 54: Somervell & Cowen: Piano Concertos (2011)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Martin Roscoe, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 54: Somervell & Cowen: Piano Concertos (2011)

Martin Roscoe, Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 54: Somervell & Cowen: Piano Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 68:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67837 | Recorded: 2010

The three world premiere recordings featured here comprise the complete works for piano and orchestra by both composers (an early student concerto by Cowen appears lost).
In his day Cowen was a hugely successful contemporary of Stanford and Parry and it is surprising that his music has not yet been revived on disc. The Concertstück was written in 1897 for Padereswki, who gave the premiere to much acclaim. The work is notable for its orchestral colour and a great understanding of virtuoso piano writing and reveals what a master of his art the composer was.

Rotomagus - The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology (1968-1971) (2011)

Posted By: Rtax
Rotomagus - The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology (1968-1971) (2011)

Rotomagus - The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology (1968-1971) (2011)
FLAC (tracks) - 467 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 MB
1:01:58 | Full scans included | Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Lion Productions

There's no way to know why CBS Records unceremoniously dumped Rotomagus and the Chico Magnetic Band after one single apiece; suffice to say that decision was a poor one, as both bands have (quite rightly) developed a cult-like following over the years. All in all, the artistic trajectory of Rotomagus was peculiar: they started out as a harmony pop-psych band, shifted through a brief Jimi Hendrix-ian interlude ('The Sky Turns Red'), straight into a Vanilla Fudge groove; they then went down in flames as a hair-raising monolithic heavy rock power trio

Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie (1970/1987)

Posted By: Rtax
Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie (1970/1987)

Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie (1970/1987)
FLAC (tracks) - 377 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 MB
1:10:34 | Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Vanguard Records

The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie is a compilation album taken from her first six albums with Vanguard Records, released in 1970.Sainte-Marie pursued a variety of musical styles, from folk to country to experimental rock, and all are represented on this wide-ranging double-record compilation. It doesn't all work, but there are some terrific songs, among them the Native American lament "My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying," and the romantic "Until It's Time for You to Go," and a musical adaptation of a passage from a Leonard Cohen novel, "God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot."